Canadian rapper Smoke Dawg has died at the age of 21 after being shot in Toronto, multiple sources have confirmed.
Following a shooting news in the city o Saturday, June 30, in the Toronto Police OPS official Twitter account, police confirmed that one male victim was pronounced dead.
They have yet to release the identification of the man killed but looking at graphic images and videos of the victim appears to be the R&B singer lying in a pool of blood surfaced on Twitter.
Drake later shared an Instagram Story alongside a photo of the two to pay a heartfelt tribute to the late rapper — who opened up for the 31-year-old rapper during his 2017 Boy Meets World European tour.
The God's Plan singer wrote, "All these gifts and blessed souls and inner lights being extinguished lately is devastating. I wish peace would wash over our city."
Drake continued, "So much talent and so many stories we never get to see play out. Rest up Smoke".
Another artist best known by the name Mustafa the Poet also paid tribute to Dawg with a series of tweets.
He wrote, "The worst day of my life, I somehow keep finding a new worst". He further added, "Smokey is gone, may our prayers follow him to heaven".
Smokey is gone, may our prayers follow him to heaven— Mustafa (@MustafaThePoet) July 1, 2018
The worst day of my life, I somehow keep finding a new worst.— Mustafa (@MustafaThePoet) July 1, 2018
May Allah give my brother Smokey the strength to pull through, may Allah give him full life & strength again ??— Mustafa (@MustafaThePoet) July 1, 2018
??, I never wrote this poem for you but now it’s for you akhi, everything is ?? https://t.co/urHeGXLfRM— Mustafa (@MustafaThePoet) July 1, 2018
As per the report, police confirmed the shooting just before 8 p.m. in the popular area outside Cube nightclub and that the “suspects may have fled in black SUV or white car.”
Local news CP24 reported that “gunfire erupted in broad daylight on one of the busiest streets in the city Saturday evening.”
Following the incident, a spokesperson for the Toronto Paramedic Services that two male patients were taken to a trauma centre by their crews in life-threatening condition. Third victim, a woman who is believed to be in her 30s, was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Later, both of the men died at the hospital.
Dawg’s death comes shortly after XXXTentacion's murder. He was shot dead in Florida on June 18.